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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:24:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 13' South, Longitude: 172° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.34 meters/second, 1534.8 km/hour, 953.7 miles/hour or 828.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.9"953.28 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miSouth953.27 mi
24 hours0° 07' 12.8"7.65 miEast0° 03' 15.2"3.73 miSouth8.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 21' South, Longitude: 177° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.73 meters/second, 1500.2 km/hour, 932.2 miles/hour or 810.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.0"15.54 miWest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 miNorth15.54 mi
1 hour14° 22' 08.3"931.91 miWest0° 03' 21.6"3.85 miNorth932.09 mi
24 hours14° 51' 05.8"963.19 miEast2° 00' 24.5"138.04 miNorth979.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaFri 11:24 AM647 km402 miles350 nmWest W
Port VilaFri 11:24 AM757 km470 miles409 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Fri 1:24 PM778 km483 miles420 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Fri 1:24 PM798 km496 miles431 nmNortheast NE
KingstonFri 11:54 AM799 km497 miles432 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Fri 1:24 PM823 km511 miles444 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaFri 1:24 PM1272 km791 miles687 nmEast E
Auckland *Fri 1:24 PM1524 km947 miles823 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 12:24 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiThu 1:24 PM1866 km1159 miles1007 nmEast E

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